No extra excuses in preventing graft: Hodzi

BY KENNETH NYANGANI

PROSECUTOR-GENERAL Kumbirai Hodzi yesterday stated the general public now not tolerated excuses within the combat in opposition to the scourge of corruption which is contributing to the financial woes dealing with the nation.

Talking on the official opening of an anti-corruption courtroom in Mutare, Hodzi stated Zimbabweans have been demanding solutions as to why corruption had reached such alarming ranges.

He stated corruption within the power sector wanted to be addressed urgently, because it had brought on acute gas shortages.

“Corruption has reached alarming ranges and it’s time to place an finish to it. Individuals now not need an excuses. The general public is now not (in excuses),” Hodzi stated

“The present gas shortages are on account of international forex manipulation and a scientific black market. That is an instance of systematic corruption and we must always combat in unison and say no to corruption.

“The Judiciary can also be taking corruption very severely. That’s the reason there may be yet one more anti-corruption courtroom being opened right here (Mutare) at present. I’m additionally right here as prosecutor-general to reassure you that the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe (NPAZ) won’t compromise on corruption.”

He stated corruption was now a menace to folks’s livelihoods.

“It chokes our hopes and aspirations as a nation to the extent that it undermines the peace and safety of our folks. Everyone seems to be agreed that corruption in Zimbabwe has reached alarming ranges and is affecting the service supply, the financial flip round and social order,” Hodzi stated.

“Everyone seems to be agreed that corruption in Zimbabwe has reached alarming ranges and affecting service supply, international direct funding, the financial flip round and social order. The price of corruption finally, is growth denied to our residents and youth robbed of a brighter future.”

He added that justice supply actors wanted capacitating and steady retraining with a purpose to fight corruption successfully.

Hodzi stated the NPA was at the moment dialoguing with the Justice ministry, Treasury and Civil Service Fee to align the situations of service and remuneration of the prosecutors and non-prosecutorial members of workers.

“It is because we’re conscious of the necessity to capacitate and ring-fence the prosecutors. Prosecutors, like all different related actors of the justice supply sector, have to be well-remunerated in order that they’re single-mindedly centered on the duty at hand,” he stated.

Author: Takudzwa Abioye

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